Warsaw School of Economics

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ) is the oldest university of economics in Poland and one of the leading universities of economics in Europe. The research team consists of members from the Department of Political Studies of the Institute of International Studies, Department of Social Policy, Department of Regional and Spatial Development and the Centre of Migration Research (CMR) of the University of Warsaw

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Marta Pachocka, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies of the Institute of International Studies, Collegium of Socio-Economics of SGH Warsaw School of Economics and Head of the Migration Policies Research Unit at the Centre of Migration Research (CMR) of the University of Warsaw. She received her PhD in economics in 2013. She is on the Board of the Polish European Community Studies Association (PECSA) and the Research Committee RC46, ‘Migration and Citizenship’ of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). She has considerable experience as both a team leader and member in implementing cross-sector and multi-stakeholder projects co-funded by the National Science Centre in Poland, National Bank of Poland, Capital City of  Warsaw, various ministries, EU Programmes (Horizon 2020, Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus+, Creative Europe), and others. Marta’s main research interests include EU studies and migration and refugee studies. E-mail: mpachoc@sgh.waw.pl.

Paweł Kubicki, PhD, sociologist and economist, is head of the Department of Social Policy at the Warsaw School of Economics. He specializes in public policy analysis, particularly in disability studies, migration studies and social exclusion. He is the co-author of Ignorance and Change Anticipatory Knowledge and the European Refugee Crisis (Forthcoming). E-mail: pkubick@sgh.waw.pl  

Ewa Jastrzębska – Assistant Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Her research works is related to corporate social responsibility, sustainable development and strategic management. She is a member of the Polish Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, member of the Working Group on Social Responsibility of Universities of the Ministerial Team for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. Furthermore, member of Rector’s Committee for Social Responsibility SGH and SGH Code of Conduct Team. She is an expert cooperating with local governments. She has participated in national and international projects among others: “Implementation of the certification model for mentors in the subsector of ecoindustry” (2018), CLIMCITIES „CLIMate change adaptation in small and medium size CITIES” (2017), “Support of public administration in Moldova in implementations of the National 27 Strategy of Regional Development for 2016-2020”. E-mail: ejastr@sgh.waw.pl

Joanna Zuzanna Popławska – Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Economic Sociology, is a graduate of SGH Warsaw School of Economics and ethnology at the University of Warsaw. The result of such a combination of studies is an interdisciplinary approach in her scientific career; in economic research she puts a strong emphasis on social issues. In current research she deals with the socio-economic changes of the medium-size cities. She puts special attention on conditions for development and directions of urban policy (especially revitalization of degraded urban areas). She also raises the issues of sustainable development; special attention is paid to the significance of social participation. She’s also familiar with migration problems, some of her research analysis concerned the problem of emigration of Poles abroad and the other analysis were about the Vietnamese community in Poland and their impact on the economic development. E-mail: jpopla@sgh.waw.pl.

Justyna Gać – M.A. in Sociology; conducted approx. 30 research projects (conceptualization, implementation; qualitative techniques e.g. IDI, FGI & quantitative techniques e.g. CAWI&CATI); significant number of the projects was related to the topic of local and regional labour market in connection with vocational and higher education. One of the coordinated projects: “Identification and evaluation of planned local initiatives in rural areas under OP Human Capital 2007-2013 in the Opolskie Voivodeship”, was carried out on behalf of the Marshal’s Office in Opole, implementation 01-06.2010. “Regional Research of the Mazovia Region”, researcher, 05.2011 – 02.2013. One of two researchers – external experts in the project WITEK “Warsaw test project of integration of foreigners with regard to the needs of the labor market”, implemented by the Office of Aid and Social Projects of the City of Warsaw. Project Officer at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. E-mail justyna.gac@sgh.waw.pl

Paulina Legutko-Kobus is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Regional and Spatial Development at Warsaw School of Economics. Her research works is related to sustainable development, governance, participation, local development.  She is an expert cooperating with local governments (e.g. Kielce, Mszczonów, Mińsk Mazowiecki, Wiązowna, Pomiechówek, Białystok, Olsztyn, Ostrołęka, county Płock). She is member of the Presidium of the Committee for Spatial Economy and Regional Planning, Polish Academy of Sciences. She has participated in numerous national and international projects among others: “European and Macroregional Territorial Monitoring Tool” (2018-2020), MPA 44 “Development of Urban Adaptation Plans for cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants in Poland’ (2017-2019) “Implementation of the certification model for mentors in the subsector of ecoindustry” (EcoMentor) (2018), CLIMCITIES „CLIMate change adaptation in small and medium size CITIES” (2017). E-mail: plegut@sgh.waw.pl

Justyna  Szałańska is a PhD Researcher at the Warsaw School of Economics involved in Welcoming Spaces (Horizon 2020) project. She is pursuing her PhD at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland.  Her PhD dissertation focuses on a category of national identity and its materialization in Turkey’s foreign policy. Since 2018 she has been a Researcher at the Centre of Migration Research, where until 2020 she was involved in RESPOND: Multilevel migration governance in Europe and beyond (Horizon 2020) project.  Justyna did her M.A. Diploma in International Relations and B.A. Diploma in Turkish Studies at the University of Warsaw. In 2011 Ms Szalanska was a Research Trainee at the BILGESAM, a Turkish think tank. In 2014 she was awarded TUBITAK Scholarship for Foreign Researchers in Turkey, hence from November 2014 until May 2015 she was a Research Fellow at the Centre of International and European Research at the Kadir Has University (Turkey). Her research interests focus on European integration, identity issues in Turkey and Europe, citizenship policies and refugees and asylum seekers protection policies. Ms Szalanska is also a co-author of a short documentary on refugee perception in Poland ‘Bez komentarza’ (‘Without a comment’) produced by museum POLIN (2016). Email: jszala@sgh.waw.pl